A torn meniscus, sometimes referred to as a knee cartilage tear by patients, is among the most common of knee injuries. If you have sustained a torn meniscus and would like to be treated by experienced orthopedic specialists, turn to Tampa Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group. Our Board-certified doctors, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Daniel Murphy and sports medicine physician Dr. Arnold Ramirez, routinely treat cartilage tears at our state-of-the-art clinic located in the Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg, Florida, area.
The meniscus is actually two pieces of cartilage that cushion the bones that comprise the knee joint. Essentially, they act as the knee’s shock absorbers. A cartilage tear can occur, often with another injury such as an ACL tear, if the knee twists sharply or sustains impact. Athletes are particularly vulnerable to meniscus tears, but anyone at any age can suffer a torn meniscus.
At Tampa Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group, Dr. Murphy and Dr. Ramirez address cartilage tear injuries with a conservative approach that focuses on restoring knee comfort and motion in a manner as convenient as possible. Our physicians take the time to thoroughly evaluate each patient’s specific injury, and suggest treatments that best accommodate the patient’s preferences and lifestyle. We offer both surgical and non-surgical treatments, as well as physical therapy programs that are performed right here in our Tampa area office.
Contact Tampa Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group in the Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg, FL, area today to schedule your consultation. We’ll be happy to provide you with more information regarding our treatment and rehabilitation programs for cartilage tear injuries.